The Liberal Democrats have today tabled an amendment calling for a People’s Vote with the option to stay in the EU.
The Liberal Democrats have ensured that there is a People’s Vote amendment for MPs to get behind on every single Brexit vote in the House of Commons.
Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson Tom Brake said:
"In an attempt to force through this unpopular deal, the Conservative Government have this week kicked the can another few weeks down the road and closer to the precipice.
"That is why Liberal Democrats have tabled this amendment. Our party have campaigned for the people to have the final say on Brexit for over two years. We have ensured that there is always an amendment for MPs, from any party, to sign if they agree with us.
"We cannot let the PM or Leader of the Opposition conspire to run down the clock. It is time for those who know the best thing for our country is a People’s Vote to stand with us."
Please see the amendment in full below.
Sir Vince Cable, Tom Brake, Jo Swinson, Mr Alistair Carmichael, Wera Hobhouse, Tim Farron, Christine Jardine Jamie Stone, Layla Moran, Sir Edward Davey, Norman Lamb, Stephen Gethins
Line 1, leave out from “House” to end and add “requires, in the event that the House of Commons has not passed a resolution approving the negotiated Withdrawal Agreement and the Framework for a Future Relationship for the purposes of section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 by 27 February 2019, the Prime Minister to immediately seek an extension of the period of two years specified in Article 50 (3) of the Treaty on European Union for the purposes of a referendum on whether to exit the European Union under the terms of the negotiated Withdrawal Agreement or stay in membership of the European Union.”